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un condemns the killing of two russian journalists in eastern ukraine calling for a full investigation died during on the shelling while filming refugees fleeing from the area. and other news iraqi forces are struggling to push back sunni rebels who are closing in on the capital whilst also launching an attack on the country's biggest all refinery. plus the king's farewell speech the spanish monarch one carlos officially leaves the throne after the senate approves his armed occasion we recall some of the polls from him
and his noble colleagues. thanks so much for joining us this hour my name's neil harvey and you're watching r.t. international first this hour the u.n. security council is urging an investigation into violence against journalists in eastern ukraine that's after a crew from a russian t.v. channel were killed by army shelling near the city of lugansk the cameraman who is the only survivor from his team says the attack targeted a group of refugees and he believes it wasn't accidental fire. the crew was filming b. evacuation of refugees when
a shell hit their group and these are images of civilians leaving the scene just seconds before the explosion sound engineer anton voloshin died immediately reporter eager cornet luke was taken to hospital with a severe injury but he died on the operating table just thirty minutes later here's how the cameraman described what happened to you clearly. in four months we went to the police where according to information we got there were refugees self-defense groups were helping the refugees to flee the areas under attack and when i reached the forefront the self-defense activists told me to hide behind a big car in a film from that spot this self-defense activist raised his hand to show the refugees the safe path and at this moment the first more time exploded and damaged his hand our journalists stayed further away at the checkpoint and i turned my head and i saw that the second and third more towers went off exactly where they were i didn't see my colleagues as my view of them was blocked by trees i only managed to
film people drag it away a self-defense activist he had no legs there was a roll between us between our journalists and me i could hear more tires exploding all the time they both had press written on their colds but they didn't save them. and witnesses about attack say that the shell exploded right at the feet of the sound engineer voloshin he was twenty seven years old reporter hagar cohen a look he leaves behind his wife and a seven year old daughter. q b. well in the wake of the tragedy the russian president vladimir putin urged his ukrainian counterpart petro poroshenko to bring about a cease fire with a shanker saying he'd investigate the deaths of the journalists and guarantee safety for the media in the future the killings have triggered an international outcry you're going to zation for security and cooperation in europe called find those responsible and hold them accountable and is the reaction from the new york
based committee to protect journalists it also condemned the killing and urged safety for journalists working in ukraine reporters without borders called on a probe into the deaths as well and said the violence against journalists has reached unprecedented levels you are russia's envoy to the un retaliate churkin said right now the conditions for reporters in ukraine are worse than they were even during the iraq invasion but our journalists with a lot of experience in other conflict areas say that it's for the first time that the few there they're being got to get that by government forces never before in various i mean if they were pointing out that even during saddam hussein times when baghdad was being. invaded by the u.s. troops or the journalists could operate there and no physical problems arose for them from the government this is not a case of didn't leave now. military offensive in eastern ukraine is showing no
sign of letting up three civilians an elderly woman and a married couple were killed on the outskirts of slavyansk on tuesday weeks of continued shelling have devastated that city with four churches also coming under fire since kiev launched its operation in april and now to footage from the neighboring city of kramatorsk where local militias say nine people were seriously injured when shells hit self defense checkpoints and a residential area. tens of thousands of civilians are fleeing the fighting on the worsening humanitarian conditions in eastern ukraine but while russia is sounding the alarm over a looming refugee crisis kiev is denying that there is a flood of people leaving the region is what some ukrainian refugees who've arrived in russia had to say along with some of the people helping to accommodate them. this time it's in class leading man there were threatening those who were seen at
self-defense checkpoints or attended an independence referendum they said they would come to their homes and shoot them very grateful to russia for accepting us but at the worst when you're here if you jews were given a place to stay and live with organized nutrition for them and are now working on getting them jobs. ukrainian legislators are calling for martial law to be imposed in southeast ukraine head to r.t. dot com to get the full details as well as our minute by minute updates on the volatile situation. in other news isis militants of launched an attack on iraq's largest oil refinery in the city of baiji meanwhile baghdad remains on a state of high alert with jihadists closing in on the capital and the employees have been evacuated from the u.s. embassy which is believed to be a likely target of the radicals it comes in a week which is seen militants taking one major city after another party and seek out for an off reports. armed to the teeth determined to conquer
and on the march across iraq the islamic state in iraq and syria also known as isis is quickly emerging as one of the world's most powerful just hottest groups the groups goal just what the name implies an islamic sunni caliphate stretching across the middle east isis already controlled large swaths of land in syria and iraq and barre province last week they moved on iraq's north. seemingly overnight isis captured the second largest city of mosul more than half a million residents were forced to flee. we were afraid of isis and its camp because they have no mercy there are people they killed they have no conscience that was just the start after mosul
a lightning speed advance towards baghdad with cities and towns falling to isis along the way as iraqi soldiers fled their posts they left behind tanks humvees trucks and weapons paid for by the americans and now in the hands of isis the militants have their supporters to the shiite dominated government of prime minister nouri al maliki has alienated iraq's sunni population isis is also believed to receive financial support from sympathetic gulf monarchies and with iran backing the iraqi government there's fear the internal conflict could become a regional one all sides are bracing for the worst in the capital shiite militia men are responding to a call to arms from their religious leaders ready to defend their capital and their faith the iraqi army is also fighting back but this means airstrikes against sunni cities and that could make the already sectarian conflict go from bad to worse
sitting out the fight at least for now are the americans with the hottest determined to press on the question is for how long. lucy catherine of r t. well the u.s. has already sent one hundred soldiers with almost twice as many set to arrive later but those are not combat troops washington's also received a warning from count are that any military intervention to prop up the iraqi government would defectively mean war on the entire sunni arab world as we will see now the middle east is a mixture of various religious groups if we take a look at our map here marked red are the countries where sunni muslims make up the majority those include cattle and america's closest ally in the region saudi arabia while iraq is currently under a shiite rule and isis obviously want to change that washington is now even
considering teaming up with iran in order to prevent that from happening military affairs expert eric margolis says that the current turmoil in iraq is breaking up traditional alliances and creating some rather strange partnerships. you have more interests are you know those. who are on the seeds who are students so. we're very. much gold states who. it's very ironic because not just only a few weeks ago. congressman you know never talked to your army runs a terrorist nation never. knowing that some of them have to go in trying to grease the so-called terrorist nation because they're more. memory or are of iran this week is going to very confused everybody isn't
terrorists. difficult to know which terrorists there were. still to come in the program the dark secrets of one ton of rice to the surface says a group of american students and their professor dig into the mysterious deaths of three detainees at the infamous facility back in two thousand and six details just ahead for you. before that though the spanish parliament has given its approval to the abdication of king juan carlos who is stepping down after almost four decades on the throne his son crown prince felipe pay is to take over but many cast doubt on whether he will restore the tarnished image of the royal family despite all the control this is of one cause his reign got into wall that it a specializing in the spanish monarchy he'll still be remembered for the good he brought to the country. one catalyst came after a long dictatorship by frank or. it's true that he how to
open the counter to. the war know better how. tree he played a political role. with the arrival of democracy i don't think philippe would have this strong political role the outgoing king is one of europe's most colorful broyles momente famous slip ups in two thousand and seven he asked venezuela's president hugo chavez to literally shut up he is in good company though the u.k.'s duke of edinburgh famously told british students in china they risked looking like the locals if they stayed too long in the country the current king of sweden criticised by some media outlets for being a party goer defended himself to the press saying that there is a broader definition to sex and strip clubs. would the old royals be
consigned to the history books questions are being asked as to whether the next generation will help europe say read a treaty saval live in the twenty first century get more analysis all not just a click away for you on a website. america is trying hard to convince the world that is. not as bad as everybody thinks. and you genetically enhanced the victim in the rich and put it on as have been designed to improve the new tradition of people in east africa later in the program find out if the motives behind them are as good as the golden bananas.
welcome back you're watching r.t. international next for you this hour amid continuous vows in the past to close the guantanamo bay prison it seems that the u.s. administration has been covering up atrocities at the camp in june two thousand and six three detainees were found hanged in their cells in an apparent suicide but the latest independent report provides evidence that the deaths were in fact the result of torture and an apparent mass of language as well is making it difficult to find the truth. in two thousand and two the u.s. department of defense stopped reporting suicide attempts categorizing that instead as acts of self harm the wood chip that has been replaced with and interrogation techniques when it comes to the notorious practice of waterboarding not to mention hunger strikes that one ton of officials now name the long term non-religious fasts meanwhile the people full speeding procedure on this hunger strike as he's being
labeled as internal feeding all of the medical management of prison is white last we spoke to professor denbeaux whose probe into the two thousand and six deaths cast doubt on the official story of events what we have is compelling evidence however of the men they didn't appear to have done in the manner that the government claims that the government claims they hung themselves in their cells by committing suicide and the problem with that is that there were five guards watching twenty four cells not all of which were occupied and there were five guards in all tired including several walking the short little corridor because the plea and videos and if you read through that the n.c.i. as investigators. you would read that the men were had been dead more than two hours when they were brought to the clinic and then rigor mortis you know if you
have five girls guarding or eighteen to twenty people and three of them die and are flipped hanging in their cells for hours people should go to jail because the military failed to comply with their obligation. in the u.s. state of georgia an inmate on death row has been executed despite the continued controversy over the effectiveness of the drugs used in lethal injections an appeals court rejected marcus whelan's request for a stay of execution after the state refused to disclose details about the lethal injections being used in follows a botched execution in april when he took an oklahoma inmate more than forty minutes to die in agony of that he was administered a new cocktail of drugs. let's take a look at what's on our website now when it comes to the internet the f.b.i. is trying not to be lost in translation agencies put together
a glossary of online slang. to check out extracts from the f.b.i. so-called tweets a short town some entries made it quite surprising. also online for you unesco world heritage sites being dangerous misbehaving mount etna sending streams of lava and also reminding people it's not going to fall asleep check out the forbidding footage. right to see. first street. and i think pictures. on our reporters. on instagram. below.
to have you with us here on r t today i'm wrong researcher. thanks for this hour test groups in the u.s. are about to take a bite from a so-called super banana by going on a six week human trial that genetically enhanced one victim and riches claim that these bananas will improve the nutrition of people in east africa but michael hansen senior staff scientist at the consumer union thinks the initiative is nothing more than a publicity stunt simply designed to improve the reputation of g.m. giants. things like golden rice or golden bananas are attempts to say oh we can use this technology for a useful purpose that will help the poor so i see it more as propaganda purposes
and i think the reason that they were trying so desperately with the genetic engineering is it does have a bad name eighty five percent of the global acreage in engineered crops are all herbicide tolerant they're designed to be sprayed with herbicides they're doing they're designed to have you spray more pesticides on them part of the problem is in the in the united states for example we don't require safety assessments or feeding studies before these products are allowed on the market before these are even fed to people they should go through a safety assessment. and to be fed you know not only to animals be before they're given to humans because in other countries this would not be allowed. to bring you some of the willed headlines now will start with a boat that is capsized off malaysia's western coast forty two people are fit to have drowned in the incidence while the rescue boat was quick to the scene to moral
way decent and wooden vessel it was not designed and seize it was carrying ninety seven indonesians including women and children officials say the passengers were illegal migrant workers trying to return home ahead of the muslim holy month of ramadan. elsewhere clashes between police and followers of an anti taliban preacher in eastern pakistan have left at least eight people dead another eighty five have been injured police fired shots and tear gas from supporters of the cleric infused to the barricades around the scholar's complex the candidate based preacher has announced plans to return to pakistan next week to lead rallies against the government. i work with the world cup the protest in rio de janeiro was ended in scuffles with police demonstrators were heading to the planned protest site in copacabana and police raided the bus as they were being a schoolteacher way violence flared and more than fifteen arrests were made people
there are angry at the high cost of strange and competition. but despite the street anger over the world cup showing no signs of calming brazil is still very much in the party spirit hundreds of thousands of fans are flooded to the country obsessed with just one thing namely the beautiful game. phillips is there for us and brings up to date with the russian team's progress. but draw a good sound real russian exposing themselves seem real but this world famous a stone to devour can all. not be seven months until later the stadium the troops against it makes the post belgium it will be two teams last minute world cup final in two thousand two hundred points it will go on since that missing out in two thousand and six two thousand and ten as much as one of those two would then be to just one of the supply speeches of these two men pushing shopping for. that same
version finish top of the local wine group the chief political management telling the panel they have a mountain mission to tell the true story his words could you repeat a sure sign this guy disappointing one spoke with england's the russian twenty three times which is the interesting distinction of the twenty three players playing in the domestic league the finals of the two mostly for experience in the season a player stoical exam example could just list the company twelve years ago after the opening match told this is a bush in the future when they seek to hold on for a beer with the mouth we'll this is great we don't see. almost like being there isn't it do stay with us here on our say up next we'll explain why every american should be concerned about private sector surveillance sandhu watching is in the u.k. stick around but erin i had to she follows the intense battle between two pharmaceutical john.
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only on our t.v. . audience technology innovation all the list of from around russia we've got the future covered. what's happening folks i'm abby martin this is breaking this set so alabama isn't exactly a state known for being on the cutting edge of progressive politics in fact the state still in forced a ban on consensual homosexual sex until last week on friday the alabama court of appeals overturned the ruling that sends to man who had a gauge in sodomy to a year in prison but as shocking as it may be that alabama was still criminalizing sex between two consenting adults this case had no business even being argued in
a district court that's because all the way back in two thousand and three the supreme court ruled that anti sodomy laws were illegal and a violation of the fourteenth amendment but despite that ruling many states continue to uphold their anti sodomy laws refusing to acknowledge the ruling in fact a stunning eleven states in the u.s. still have anti sodomy laws on the books including everywhere from florida to utah there are two states to actually comply with the supreme court's decision on montana and virginia so if you think that this is an antiquated law i'm sorry if you think that this is just an antiquated law that isn't really in force consider that last year police in baton rouge louisiana set up a sting operation against gay men fern gay gene and homosexuals sex although luckily the district attorney refused to bring charges against them but these in defensible laws are not solute disgrace and they are twenty fourteen and with gay marriage sweeping across the country it's beyond upsurge that some states are still banning gay sex let's break this.
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